the Penang Curry Mee

It was a very wet day when we tried this 100 (sounding) year old dish off Jln Macalister, at a corner shoplot within walking distance from nearby Sunway Hotel , Penang Island , Saturday afternoon 2.30 .

A few flustered & worried latecomers of all shapes & sizes were visibly pleased ( and nearly moved to tears ) when the typical small frame Chinaman with his gang of helpers ( in faded & borrowed uniforms from SS2, Petaling Jaya branch ) nodded their heads, signaling that the Big Pot of Sin was...

...YES
! still available ( so lucky I tell U).


The RM3.80 much lusted came richly topped with tofu bits , cuttle fish strands , a few small shelless prawns , some cockles and that signature indescribable coagulated blood and yellow noodles, sitting on whitish murky soup together with a bowl of the magic paste of the ultimate ( true or not ?) taste flavorer.

The combination was appetisingly good and inside fulfilling , only if you have added a liberal dose of the spicy sharp browny orange enhancer, which transformed the mild-mannered coconut water ( ok no more secrets ! ) enhanced dish into yet another pride of Penang island !

It is quite unlike the KL/Ipoh curry laksa versions , the fiery orangee looking soup of which is normally santany (coconut milk) thick.

this non-descript corner ( lorong seratus tahun old Penang institution) shoplot curry mee ( closed Thursday ) is programmed to be sold out by 2pm, so don't be late ( again)

Comments

J2Kfm said…
I dig anything and everything Penang has to offer, but throughout my 4 yrs in Pg, I did not order even ONE bowl of curry mee. the coagulated blood is a put off ... and I like my curry dry anyway.
Simon Seow said…
wow, you found the HQ. Only been to the branch in SS2.
JENCOOKS said…
Oh have always been looking for curry mee since Penang trip some time ago. It's a hard find nowadays with coagulated blood, really tasty.
JENCOOKS said…
Oh have always been looking for curry mee since Penang trip some time ago. It's a hard find nowadays with coagulated blood, really tasty.
CUMI & CIKI said…
i vant to suck ur blurd... MUAHAHAHAHA! cool write up- makes me want to eat curry mee
Nic (KHKL) said…
sounds like a full blown orgasmic experience that is legendary. complete with the aprodisiac spicy chili. for the sweat as well. 100 years of experience does come with a flava, i'm sure.
k.t.x said…
if there is one dish that represents penang, it must be the curry mee. not hokkien mee, not ckt, but perhaps lobak? lol.
j2kfm
we used to wonder too why that bloody thing , but strangely it is quite tender & even uniquely tasty

simon
the SS2 branch is very packed on sundays

jencooks
those in KL no blood , but chickens & prawns mostly and everywhere

cimi ciki
o gosh thought you really meant that ( plse pls do )
LOL!

nick
the 100 years old vampiric orgasm is very high for all of 10 mins

ktx
agreed !
its the all permeating kalimi !